2001 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Looks are so deceiving...

2001 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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GLS 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual)

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Looks are so deceiving...
By ncnurse on


2001 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


I bought mine in March 2010 with 60k miles on it. She ran perfectly...for 6 months. The catalytic converter went out immediately followed by a wheel bearing. 2 months later the ignition coils and spark plugs went out. I've put around $2500 into this car, which I've dubbed Beelzebub since everything that can go wrong, has. The a/c went out at the beginning of this summer and now the gears grind when I put it into reverse. While the turbo is awesome (and the reason behind my 3 speeding tickets) the reliability just isn't there. I'm trading this car in a.s.a.p. because I refuse to put any more money into it.

Best Features

Turbo engine is awesome. Sound system isn't too shabby either.

Worst Features

Improve quality. Buy Honda...
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